It is understandable that defendants feel the system is not responsive to their needs or that they are not being treated fairly. Being charged with a criminal offense is often frightening and it is difficult to understand the legal process, jargon and consequences. The role of the defense attorney is to vigorously represent the interests of his or her client. This includes ensuring that the client is well-informed and understands what is happening to him or her.
If a client is dissatisfied with the work of the assigned Deputy Public Defender the client should contact the Public Defender, Keri Klein at 530-265-1400.